Category: <span>Green Home</span>

12 Tips for a Zero Waste Picnic and Plastic-Free BBQ

12 Tips for a Zero Waste Picnic and Plastic-Free BBQ

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Pandemic lockdown restrictions are finally being lifted and you’re itching to enjoy a romantic picnic at the park or organising a barbecue cook up at the local beach. Instead of stopping by the supermarket and purchasing a heap of single-use...

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

18 Plastic-Free Gardening Tips for the Eco-Conscious Gardener

When you buy through our links, we may earn fees from our affiliate partners. Learn more. So you’ve recently started gardening and discovered that plastic abounds in the world of plants. If you’ve committed to plastic-free living and are trying to detox from plastic, here are some useful plastic-free gardening tips to try: 1. Buy plants...

8 Eco-Friendly Tips For Raising Plastic-Free Pets

8 Eco-Friendly Tips For Raising Plastic-Free Pets

There’s no denying our pets give us tremendous joy and boost our quality of life but they can also increase our household’s environmental footprint. From plastic-packaged pet food to plastic toys, our pets can have a sizeable plastic ‘paw-print’. So in this post, we share some eco-friendly ways to raise a plastic-free pet and help...

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

10 Practical Tips for Zero Waste Gardening

Zero waste living shouldn’t just apply to what you do in your home, but what you do in your gardens too. What most people realise only after they begin gardening, is that for an activity that embraces nature, there’s a surprising amount of plastic waste involved. So here are some zero waste gardening tips for...

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

How We Roll: Not Your Average Toilet Paper Company

One of the lighter and more surprising things this year has taught us is the value of toilet paper; the COVID-19 pandemic and the panic buying that ensued has created a heightened demand (and anxiety) on the availability of toilet paper. With higher numbers of people also working from home or in some form of...

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

Root to Stem: 16 Plant Scraps You’re Likely Throwing Out That You Can Actually Eat

According to the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organisation, about one-third of the foods produced worldwide for human consumption annually— approximately 1.3 billion tonnes — is lost or wasted. Furthermore, food waste is a large source of greenhouse gas emissions so much so that if it were a nation, it would the third largest emitter after China and...

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to Making Compost for Beginners

Earliest archaeological records of composting dates back to around 2320 BC with the discovery of a set of clay tablets. The discovery that compost could fertilise and improve soil occured as civilisation moved from hunting and gathering to tending fields and livestock. Fast forward to present day, and this ancient gardening technique is still being...

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

7 Ways to Create a Moveable Edible Garden If You’re Renting

For people renting their properties, it can seem pointless spending time constructing veggie patches and investing in permanent garden beds if you can’t take them with you when you leave the residence. Instead of building fixed garden beds, renters should opt for mobile and portable gardens. Whether you’re renting a place with just a patio,...